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and was already the poorest country in western hemisphere. a cholera epidemic, widely blamed on international u.n. troops, spread shortly after the earthquake and killed nearly 8000 people. according to reports, only about half the $5.3 billion in promised funding from international donors has been paid out. critics point out even if the money that has been delivered, very little has made it directly to the haitian people the going to international non- governmental organizations, private companies involved in the relief effort. to talk more about the situation, we're joined by author and journalist jonathan katz, the only full-time american reporter in haiti when the earthquake struck port of prince. his new book is called, "the big truck that went by: how the world came to save haiti and left behind a disaster." explains where the massive international relief effort in haiti went wrong. we welcome you to "democracy now!" you were there that day of the earthquake. describe the scene and then what happened, how we have come to this 0.3 years later we're haiti continues to be such a catastrophe. >
in the uprising that began in march of 2011. the u.n. refugee agency says nearly 100,000 refugees have escaped violence in syria in the last month alone, and there are more than 590,000 refugees, up from before. many of those people have escaped the jordan camp, where winter storms are making already difficult conditions worse. tents have been flooded. many people are stranded, and a big snowstorm is expected to hit very soon. >> the weather is so cold. they tell us if they give us heater's a tent may burn. you can see how bad it is. rain and cold and water seeps into our tents. you wake up at night and find yourself surrounded by water. >> we have no heaters. why have they left us stranded like this? our children are cold and sick. everyone is sick. >> tensions came to a head when refugees attacked aid workers as they distributed food. more from the jordanian capital of oman. >> aid workers in the refugee camps told us riots and scuffles broke out on tuesday when refugees were queuing for food handouts. we were told the refugees were very frustrated, really angry about the bad weather conditi
on haiti, cholera inadvertently brought in by u.n. peacekeepers costing thousands of lives. is cholera still a threat today that's coming up. >> i will never stop saying thank you for thr, that you are doing and doing in my life. and i know god, i'm praying every day to help these people who are helping us and having these beautiful things happen in our lives. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur and don't get heartburn in the first place! morning, boys. so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road like progressive commercial auto. [ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work wherever you work. now, that's progressive. call or click today. wow... good time at
in by u.n. peacekeepers costing thousands of lives. is cholera still a threat today that's coming up. >> i will never stop saying thank you for thr, that you are doing and doing in my life. and i know god, i'm praying every day to help these people who are helping us and having these beautiful things happen in our lives. >> we've been hit very hard and had an excellent meeting with the president and the prime minister and they were very specific about what they're trying to achieve. clearly their highest obligation is to get the necessities to the people who are living to clear the streets of the corpses, the very tragic job that has to be done and to begin working on the electricity, the transportation, the telecommunications, now, the nuts and bolts how they get up and going again. >> greta: that was secretary of state hillary clinton speaking to "on the record" right on the airport tarmac in haiti and that interview just six days after the 7.0 earthquake hit. now, immediately after the deadly january 2010 quake, the international community rushing in to help the devastated nation. but
been unable to meet the demands of the millions of syrians who require assistance. the u.n. is currently feeding some 1.5 million people in syria, but around 2.5 million are believed to be in need. on tuesday, a spokesperson for u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon said aid workers have been unable to reach less than half of those requiring food aid. >> humanitarian partners continue to reach hundreds of thousands of people in syria. road closures, fuel shortages, and lack of access to conflict affected areas. since the beginning of january, the world food program has reached 800,000 people, and hopes to reach 1.5 million people with food distributions in syria this month. it is estimated 2.5 million people are in need of food assistance in syria. >> venezuela has delayed the third term swearing-in ceremony of president hugo chÁvez as he continues to receive medical treatment in cuba. chÁvez has been in cuba for nearly a month undergoing and recovering from his fourth surgery for cancer. on tuesday, the head of an as well as national assembly confirmed chÁvez is not well
's on the down slide, i'd say on the amount of international activities and u.n. forces are present, more than a peace keeping, watching mode, not doing anything particularly active. three years later it's hard to sustain momentum on any international effort at that amount of time. >> greta: coming up, america's doctors and nurses saving lives in haiti. medical professionals headed to haiti right after the quake and stayed long after. why should you care so much about haiti? those answers next. also, we're going to take you back inside the greta home and academy. you'll see how 80 hatian children are being educated and learning to love school. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur using cloud com
as well as l u b n a to please come on up and receive and just again, thank you very much for your work in the film festival and l u b n a for the wonderful leader ship that you have and devise that you are giving to he to run a vibrant culture center and i hopey that you are able to get a larger cultural center is because the population is going and i hopey that we are able to get you a larger cultural center and get you the resources that you need to run the cultural and art programs and so on behalf of the city l u b n a and jeff this is our arab heritage month celebration proclimation. (applause). and go giants: enjoy everybody.. >> thank you mr. mayor. (applause). . >> yeah, mayorly thank you very much for the letting us use your house here tonight and letting -- we really appreciate it we know that you ran from the game to get here and so we really appreciate your commitment to our community and we are happy that you are here to celebrate this momentous day with us. we have an awesome community here, we are here to celebrate the awesomeness of our community the dedication of
think there's a psychological element. he wanted susan rice as secretary of state. >> u.n. ambassador. >> u.n. ambassador, and she was heavily criticized by various others and she withdrew her name and i think he was simply determined that he wasn't going to be pushed around again, that he was going to pick hagel and also he has a friendship with hagel that goes back. >> paul: to the senate days. >> for several years so i think it -- a lot of these decisions aren't just simply ideological or policy decisions, there's a personality. >> paul: do you think he wants a fight? >> i think he's had a fight, probably fight that he thinks he can win and calling over to the senate and house both. what is striking to me as well, hagel doesn't have experience in what he's tasked to do, running the pentagon. president obama involves we're not getting involved in syria or push too hard, his main job is to run pentagon. >> he was enlisted in vietnam, and distinguished service, two purple hearts and knows what it's like to be an enlisted man and fighting on the ground and have those people foremost in
to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >> i do not detect a shift in the position exactly. but what i do think what we're seeing is a change in the russian and of a court judgment as to whether or not president bashar al-assad is going to survive politically. until recently cannot -- until recently, the russian conclusion is that he would survive. i think they have come to a different conclusion of together. now is a question of whether the policy it lined up with the alico conclusion. >> you have been working on this. if assad had gone a year ago, would the future of syria be clearer, easier than if he is to go in the next six months, let's say? >> i really believe if president assad had cooperated with a managed, peaceful transition some time back, syria oppose the prospects would be much better than they are now. in -- serious prospects would be much better than they are now. in fact, a consensus was
dozens are killed. the rebels in mali on the march doctor reports that the u.n. is calling for swift intervention. the somali in the millions on piracy calls for millions to give up their trade as he retires. opposition fighters in syria have taken control of a major military air base, the biggest in the country. the battle for taftanaz as been going on for two months. they're stealing weapons and taking over the runway right now. the fighters are also attacking another military base in the north. government troops are trying to secure the outskirts of aleppo. as the aftermath of attack in the town. there are also reports of heavy shelling by government plans. for more, i am joined from our reporter in beirut. how have they taken control and who has been leading the charge? >> in syria, it is the main force that has been able to give the regime a hard strike against a regime forces. they're the ones who led the attack and for two months, this has been a very strategic victory for the rebels. we're hearing from different sources that this is the case and at the syrian regime is alread
home how far out of reach a political answer is to the civil war now raging. the u.n., by the way, is describing the hostility as a civil war. assad was addressing an audience of loyalists in the opera house in central e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e importance of total mobilization. "syria will only exit this calamity by converting this energy into a total national mobilization to save the country from the clutches of a crisis that has no precedent in this region." the address marked president assad's first address to the nation in more than six months. he denies there was a popular uprising against his family's rule. now in he called the conflict and insurgency a handful of syrians and many foreigners, terrorists holding the views of al qaeda. they call themselves jihaddists and we are fighting them, unquote. assad also called for a national dialogue that would include, quote, all elements of syrian society, unquote. rebels have taken over significant territory but to date have not been able to break assad's regime's grip on most of the main cities. >> i think we -- >> question.
at the financial giant citicorp between 2006 and 2010. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria has issued his strongest words to date against the regime of syrian president bashar al- assad. speaking to bbc news, lakhdar brahimi appeared to endorse al- assad's departure from government as part of any political solution in syria. >> what people are saying, it is a little bit too long. so the change has to be real. i think president assad could for what hislead an people want, rather than resisting it. >> afghan president karzai is in the u.s. for talks with president obama on u.s. troops levels in afghanistan after the withdrawal deadline of 2014. obama administration officials have recently floated troop numbers ranging from zero to 20,000 after combat operations formally come to an end. karzai kicked off his visit on wednesday by meeting a group of senators. >> the trip has just begun and the meeting over today's the ledge to the days. [indiscernible] afghan president karzai in washington. in india, the identity of the woman who died after being gang raped and mutilated with a metal bar and a moving b
. this year the u.n. envoy dealing with syria predicts the total to hit 100,000. as all this violence rages more than 50 countries or calling on the security council to bring in the international criminal court. corner powell is live with the latest. >> reporter: a letter will be handed over to the u.n. security council referring syria to the international criminal court. with this move it opens up syrian leaders for prosecution for war crimes. as the diplomatic move is occurring the violence in syria is also still maintaining the same type of brutal pace we've seen over the course of the last two-year. syrian rebels say they have captured a base in the north. assad regime has used air power to bomb civilians across syria. rebels rocket launchers and tanks and with the capture of this air base they will be able to limit the number of air strikes that syrian jets are able to launch in northern syria. they still expect there will be air strikes but this will simply remove some of those abilities to attack civilians and rebel fighters. as you said, the rebels have faced setbacks in and around
for control of key territory outside of syria's capital damascus. the u.n. estimating now 60,000 people have conor powell has the latest russia announcing today it continues to support u.n. backed peace efforts but also undermining those efforts by saying that the removal of president assad from power cannot be a precondition to talks. this comes as rebels have taken control of a strategically government air base in northern syria. syrian military helicopters. rocket launchers and tanks. >> for months syrian jets have pounded rebel fighters and civilians from above. some of the regime air strike is crucial to the opposition. particularly as cold winter weather has limited ground operation. with the help of god, we will not stop this rebel says no matter how difficult the circumstances become. if it's cold or snowy, we will persist until we are rid of this regime. set back as syrian troops reportedly took back control of a suburb outside damascus that rebels held fighting has intensified near the capital in recent months. on monday, 15 nations will submit a letter to the u.n. security council
as the u.n. security council meeting taking place right now. >> shep: that ought to fix it. >> good luck. >> shep: mike barrett, mike, good afternoon, here we widow again. is this a big mess as they portraying it? >> this is pretty significant. one of the untold things, people don't want to say because it makes our libyan operations look pa bad but highly trained islamics that are heavily armed. they shot down one of the french helicopters over the weekend. they have shoulder fired rockets. the weapons we're talking about is cascading across the militants in that part of the world. this is probably the first of several places where we're going to see this pop up. >> shep: these coming out of syria? >> they were coming out of libya originally but same groups in iraq and across syria. so the same sub stated groups are migrating from conflict to conflict. now they are slowing down these are more battle hardened and moving left to right where they see the fight of the month. >> shep: so the thinking is, or the fear is they would go instead of training camps but use the area as a base to atta
took office. molotov was causing all kinds of trouble with the u.n. organizing conference in san francisco and the polish underground people being arrested and so forth. so truman sent hot games to moscow. this is his last mission. he was quite sick. but he took his third wife with him and her job was to administer the medication and keep them off the brandy. she nicknamed the plane that they flew over to moscow the flying boudoir. that was luis macy. she was a dear. they arrived in moscow and harry spent seven or eight days ending with stalin, to try to figure out why everything was falling apart. stalin had an opportunity to really lay out all of his grievances about the united states. among them being the united states abruptly cut off the minute the german surrender to russia. and stalin was not at all happy about that. so the issue -- the primary issue has to do with the organization of the polish government and who would be in that government. the oslo agreements were a slapstick of those as they could possibly be. all they said was that stalin was supposed to reorganize th
gas futures soared. draw u.n. of inventories and cold forecast next week fueled the rally. >>> louisiana could dump their state's income tax and corporate tax but would it spark a business boom? today's power panel will break it down next. >>> plus virginia's governor wants to send his state's gas tax to the scrap heap but why if he would hike another state tax to replace it? governor mcdonnell joins to us explain in a fox business exclusive. that is coming up. do you ever have too much money? ♪ . ♪ . melissa: here's an offer you can't refuse. louisiana governor bobby jindal proposing a zero corporate tax rate and personal income tax rate. that is right. zip, ceo, nada. if he can pull this off louisiana will join a handful of states that already don't charge these taxes but here is the catch. the tradeoff might be a higher sales tax from only 4% to maybe 7% although he hasn't committed to that. will more states follow with the same plan? our money power panel weighs n drew kenneally, lindsey piegza, and dan mitchell, senior fellow with the cato institute. good to see a
and fuel from the u.n. there is not nearly enough aid to support the tide of people. everyone fears the end of the war won't happen soon. >> a terrible plight of refugees in syria. they have descended on islamabad to protest a government that is corrupt and uncaring. a clerk is becoming a powerful, mysterious political figure. he wants the military to take a greater role in pakistani politics. i spoke a short time ago to pakistan's foreign minister. according to one international ranking, pakistan ranks as the 34th most corrupt country in the world. it is not surprising that people are protesting. >> corruption that is a challenge in pakistan, like in many other countries. we are doing whatever we can and we intend to do more. we think that is very different than the type of person you are talking about, the person that has absolutely no credentials. staying for the last six years or more in canada. they are challenging pakistan and the fears of 180 million people. challenging the system or we have paid the price to put that in place in pakistan. >> you are talking about the clerics that ha
enforcement efforts. the monthly smaller u. n ones and a dozen or more other places. we evaluated them on and at the of places. also, did they approach of the democratization and freedom house chorus to rank them. did they produce of the government, we used indices and they rick every government in the world. did the economy expanded? did did the citizens improved and the nearly use the human development index which looks of both levels of in, but also education and health and other criteria. in democratization, afghanistan did not pass the test. that is definitely a failure. it was about the metal in terms of how much of it was democratized. but in to a government effectiveness, interestingly, come to distinctive do what we hear about, it right second of the 20 countries. had the second-highest improvement. as but we had the seventh highest, but improved. per capita gdp it was the second highest. it is increased by 130% since 2001. interestingly, human development index it was the highest of all 20. it is a combination of standard of living, education, health, the criteria. i think it
to egypt since march 2011. 13,000 have registered, but the u.n. expects the number to triple by june. tens of thousands of syrian refugees live and work here. many of them arrived with very little money. they used the money to pay to live in refugee camps. they have been offered health care and education at the same rate as the egyptians. they are also allowing the sun -- visa extensions. >> as the crisis extends, people run out of money. we see more and more families that are just not able to cope. we have seen families living on the street. >> these refugees say they want to go back home as soon as possible. as the violence in syria continues, it can only wait and pray that the families they left behind are safe. >> making farms more efficient. a new program that aims to improve production for south africa's supermarkets. >> i will be telling you why millions of devout hindus have arrived on the river ganges. >> hello. we have some optimism across australia. more klaus clouds. no great amount of rainfall. but the rain coming in all -- from the southeast part of the country. a few light s
indeed for that live update from paris. the u.n. security council has welcomed a peace deal signed by the central african republic and rebels. new elections are lpted to be held been -- within 12 months and a member of the opposition will become prime minister. andre simmons has been following the developments in the capital. >> like all main decisions in this poverty stricken country, the announcement came on the radio. the president issued a dedegree -- decree dissolving his government. the prime minister has aren't -- resigned and he'll be replaced by someone from the opposition. talks are going on now. but all this is a good sign they're stirking to at agreement. >> hundreds of thousands of course shi'ia protectors are holding individualim a second night following the actions in quetta. many are refusing to bury victims of the attack and are demanding greater protection from the government. >> china's capital beijing is tchoking on some of the worst air pollution levels ever reported. the government has advised people to stay indoors, especially children, the elderly and people
there last month in response to the u.n. vote recognizing palestine as a nonmember observer state. the activists behind bab al- shams pitched around 20 tents at the site on friday in a bid to oppose the lead a settlement growth. the palestinian legislator said palestinians are protecting the land they're entitled to for future independent palestinian state. >> it is palestinian land. we are here legally. this is nonviolent resistance. we are encountering the illegal settlements of the israelis by building on our own land. >> the inhabitant's remained there until early sunday morning when around 500 israeli forces raided the encampment and detained several people. organizers say at least six people were wounded in the crackdown. in a statement, the palestinian popular struggle coordination committee vowed to engage -- continue in similar actions saying -- in egyptian court has granted a retrial of former egyptian president mubarak in his appeal of a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of unarmed demonstrators during the protests that ended mubarak's nearly 30-year rule. m
encouraged by the u.n., meetings in real over the summer, but europe is also finding that green jobs are not all they thought there would be. spain has just stopped its subsidies for solar power and if it does not work in sunny spain it probably will work anywhere. germany has also stopped the subsidies for solar power which is a little more understandable because there are a lot more clouds in germany, even though the economy is that cloudy and all. the u.n. has had a very strong influence on the u.s. crashes, sir. >> you are probably not all the natural member, but jimmy carter did -- give lots of money, billions of dollars to alternate energy projects. >> i do remember. >> any of those plans still exist? i don't think it lasted more than a couple of years. secondly, are you familiar with another carter program when he gave money to build five different steel mills, four of which went bankrupt almost immediately, and the fifth put out of business the plan in kansas city that they blame on spain. >> well, jimmy carter's program did not work then, as i mentioned. i remember waiting i
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're atheist. >> reporter: newport acknowledges this growth. >> we call that the rise of the nuns, not n-u-n-is, but n-o-n-s. age 23 is the least religious age from 18 to death. >> reporter: but he says faith and church attendance picks up as americans marry, have children, and age. and that can lead to better health and other benefits. >> being more religious causes one to have higher well-being. >> reporter: newport believes as word of this gets around, it may make religion even more popular. and those over 60 are simply more religious, and baby-boomers are beginning a senior explosion. and there is also a migration to states that are warmer and better off economically. many are in the bible belt, and newcomers tend to pick up the regional consult. but rogers thinks america may follow them and lose its faith. >> we have countries in europe and estonia, and you only have 16% of the people in that country that believe in god. >> i wouldn't say based on the indicators that we're moving into a post-religious are post-christian area. >> reporter: but newport and rogers believe on a general trut
. >>> natural gas futures soared. draw u.n. of inventories and cold forecast next week fueled the rally. >>> louisiana could dump their state's income tax and corporate tax but would it spark a business boom? today's power panel will break it down next. >>> plus virginia's governor wants to send his state's gas tax to the scrap heap but why if he would hike another state tax to replace it? governor mcdonnell joins to us explain in a fox business exclusive. that is coming up. do you ever have too much money? ♪ . [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. ♪ . melissa: here's an offer you can't refuse. louisiana governor bobby jindal proposing a zero corporate tax rate and personal
government has accused the u.n. peace envoy of violence. it comes after he said he does not seem to assure all assad -- bashar al-assad as part of it. the u.s. defense secretary says the u.s.-led coalition has reached the last chapter in its goal to ensure afghanistan can look after its own security. leon panetta has been meeting the afghan president in washington. karzai also met hillary clinton, and he is due to hold talks with barack obama. we have more from washington. >> u.s. troop levels, u.s. financial aid, and political support for the afghan central government. those are some of the key issues dominating the agenda as hamid karzai continues his visit to washington. he has already met with leon panetta to talk specifically about the u.s. forces that would be necessary after the official end of the war of the end of 2014. the question will be what kind of responsibility will the troops have and what kind of legal protection will they have to carry out their mission. one thing the u.s. is keen to improve as the afghan security forces are capable of providing for national security acr
and criticizing the rebels as criminals and terrorists. despite the fact that the u.n. now reports 60,000 syrians have died in the ongoing civil war are there' peers to be no change in -- there appears to be no change in u.s. policy. >> i don't want to get into a numbers game. it is a horrible brutal tragedy what is going on in syria but it is the assad regime that bears fundamental responsibility which speaks to the callous attitude he showed in th speech. he could silence his own guns and change the situation. >> the hope that he could silence his own guns when shows absolutely no inclination to do so. >> shepard: similar reaction from the united nations and in addition the israelis in the middle of a political season but benjamin netanyahu says they are going to put a fence up. >> they are concerned about a potential flood of refugees and flash points on their border saying they are are going to build a fence. the u.n. secretary general said he was disappointed with the speech by president assad and went on to say it is critically urgent that the international community comes together to assis
, as fighting in the country continued. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the crisis began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president made no mention of that happening today in de mass cass. stephanie gosk, nbc news, cairo. >>> faithful attendees of the popular desert festival burning man are feeling a little left out by the latest hike in ticke
million syrians are going hungry because of difficulties getting supplies into conflict zones. the u.n.'s world food program is handing out rations to about 1.5 million people in syria every month, but 1 million more are still in need. >>> in australia, more than 130 fires are burning near sydney in new south wales. and authorities are warning of a catastrophic fire threat. more than 40 of the fires are burning out of control. temperatures may hit 109 degrees fahrenheit today. it is summer there. those extreme temperatures have forced australia's weather bureau to add new colors to its heat map. deep purple there, that's for temperatures up from 122 to 125 degrees. and magenta is for temperatures up to 129.2. wow. >> national cathedral in washington, d.c. will start hosting same sex weddings. the decision came after same gender ceremonies became legal in the district of columbia and neighboring maryland. >>> here's an early look at one of your top health headlines. a new study finds sweetened drinks and depression. the risk was higher for people who drank diet versions of these beverag
, independent country. >> the u.n. mandate in afghanistan runs out in two years' time. thousands of troops have already been brought home, many more will follow. both countries know there will still be work to do beyond 2014. america has said it might pull all its troops out, but that is not likely. anything between 3000 and 9000 are expected to stay on. the afghan government is looking for military supplies and control over operations. america wants to continue the hunt against al qaeda and the well-trained capable army. despite the billions spent and the thousands of lives lost, the taliban has not been defeated. some say at the america pulls out too quickly, it will be trade promises made and leave afghanistan vulnerable. >> it will be difficult to engage down the road if there is a large al qaeda return or the taliban takes over the country, to get the afghanistan's to trust us when we say we will be there to help you. >> america described it as the final chapter in afghanistan. president obama downsized out of the ambitions, winding down the war that is increasingly unpopular at home. this
referred to discussions at the u.n. security council on north korea's recent rocket launch. he said china is opposed to sanctions to the north proposed by the united states and south korea. >> japanese prime minister abe has suggested that his government may consider introducing more nuclear power and even allowing the construction of new facilities. the first package will be worth about $120 billion. the funds will be allocated to three areas. more than $40 billion will go to post disaster rebuilding. these will include repairing infrastructure. about $20 billion will be spent on measures to ensure security for people's daily lives and to revitalize local communities. along with this will come s subsidies of 16 billion dollar. about $35 billion will be spent on boosting growth to achieve wealth creation. this is the second time since the collapse of lehman brothers that the japanese have come up with a stimulus of this scale. the total package will be about $230 billion. this will push up gross domestic product by 2% and create 600,000 jobs. finance ministry officials say a shrink in sur
there is more extremism than ever in pakistan. >> reporter: khan has lend support to u.n.-led positions. hideki, nhk world, islamabad. >>> south korea has been in news for its dance music. there's also a dark side. south korea has the highest suicide rate. elderly people age 65 or older account for all suicides. this is because elderly people are suffering from social isolation and poverty. >> reporter: the river flows through central seoul. it used to be the symbol of south korea's economy growth but now it's known for its many suicides. in the past five years over 900 people have tried to kill themselves by jumping into the river. in 2011, 108 people have jumped from this bridge. warning messages have been posted on the guardrails to discourage potential jumpers. the signs were proposed by psychologists and other experts and extend for more than one kilometer. a telephone help line was installed on the bridge in 2011. the calls go to a social welfare organization in seoul. counselors are on hand 24 hours a day to discourage people from attempting suicide. >> translator: about two people call
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